Misael Cornelio-Arias


Urban Mission

Course description:

This course on Urban Mission will explore the theological, social, and practical dimensions of Christian mission in urban contexts. The class will examine the challenges and opportunities of urbanization, globalization, and migration for mission and evangelism, and will engage with the diversity of cultures, religions, and worldviews that characterize urban spaces. The course will also address the urban realities of poverty, inequality, violence, and marginalization, and explore ways in which the church can respond to these issues through holistic ministries of compassion and justice. Students will have the opportunity to learn from experienced urban missionaries and practitioners, and to develop their own skills and strategies for engaging with urban communities and contexts. By the end of the course, students will have gained a deeper understanding of the urban mission landscape and will be equipped to apply this knowledge to their own contexts of ministry and service.

Global pentecostalism

Course description:

Global Pentecostalism is a course that explores the worldwide phenomenon of Pentecostalism, examining its historical, theological, and sociological dimensions. The course begins by tracing the movement’s history from its early roots to its global expansion in the 20th and 21st centuries, and examining its theological distinctives such as the emphasis on the Holy Spirit, divine healing, and spiritual gifts. Students will also explore the social and cultural impact of Pentecostalism, including issues of gender, race, and globalization, by studying case studies of Pentecostal churches and movements in regions such as Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Through critical readings, case studies, and discussions, students will develop a nuanced understanding of global Pentecostalism and its significance in contemporary Christianity.

Global Pentecostal Mission

Course description:

The Global Pentecostal Mission course examines the history, theology, and practice of Pentecostal mission in a global context, exploring the development of the movement as a force for evangelism and social justice. Students will engage with key themes and debates, such as the role of the Holy Spirit, cross-cultural engagement, and the challenges and opportunities of mission in diverse contexts. Case studies of Pentecostal missions in regions such as Latin America, Africa, and Asia will be examined, providing insights into the ways in which Pentecostalism has impacted local cultures and societies. Through lectures, readings, and assignments, students will develop critical skills in theological reflection, cultural analysis, and intercultural communication, making the course suitable for those interested in ministry, and mission.

Missiology in the New Testament

Course description:

The course “Missiology in the New Testament” offers a thorough examination of the biblical underpinnings of Christian mission, with a specific emphasis on the New Testament. Students will delve into the theological, historical, and cultural contexts in which the New Testament was written, and how these contexts influenced the priorities and practices of the early church in its mission. The course will explore the missional themes and motifs present in each of the New Testament writings, as well as their relevance for contemporary Christian mission. By the end of the course, students will have gained a critical understanding of the biblical foundations of Christian mission and will be equipped to apply this understanding in real-life missional situations.